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The tides of change
Flow into our lane
And we swim our course
Accordingly,
One ****** ahead,
Legs kicking out
To avoid
What held
Us back
Specs 6d
I've woken up in the middle of the night.
I never got around to closing the blinds.
The only sounds are that of my still, sleepy breath,
the near silent roll of tires on the snowy street.


We were hot on our hike,
So we stopped by a spring.
After soaking our feet for a moment, you lay down to rest.
You're asleep now.
The hot sun warming my back,
The water nipping and chilling my feet,
The occasional splash of a from in the shallow pools,
And the steady, pulsing wing breathing fresh life into my lungs.


Ducking underwater when I'm the only one in the pool.
A quiet, turquoise haven.
There's no splashing,
Yelling,
Clinking toys;
Nothing but the sound of my own heartbeat in my ears.
Her head rests gently
on my shoulders

Our fingers laced warmly
together

And I can feel her pulse
in palm, as I am sure
she feels the heart
beating in my
chest.

My hand swims freely
through the sea
of her hair.

Ne'er         faltering,
ne'er questioning
purpose.

The smell of perfume
clings      tightly
to my clothes

All these things, I experience
in     her     company
and oh how I long
for them to stay
Kirsten Hunt Jan 3
Love is like swimming.
You try to stay afloat as long as you can.
And it's fun and calming.
But one wrong move.
And you drown.

You then feel your breath leaving your lungs.

You die.
Esther Dec 2018
i'm swimming
i'm swimming
i'm swimming

drinking myself into oblivion
for the third time today
i'm drowning

i'm swimming
i'm swimming
help
i can't breathe.
Merry Christmas Y'all.
Celeste Briefs Dec 2018
Swimming home
I catch my breath below the cold surface
call my name
help me pretend I'm not insane
feeling high
even as the water drags me low
coming home
so far away from all I've ever known
Bunny Rubinstein Nov 2018
Sometimes I like to go for a late-night swim

I ***** down and sit on the edge of the horizon

Dip my toes in the darkness before plunging into the stars

I swim and swim until my feet can’t touch the skyline and the moonlight could easily drown me

I lay on my back and gaze down at the city below me

I watch cars on the freeway and lovers on the boardwalk

I dive deep into the universe open my eyes to observe the planets

Soon the sun starts to float towards me

Wrap myself in its rays

Walk back into my apartment

I grab coffee and watch the world rotate around me

Those nights are when I feel most content

Watching the world below grounds me
Izzy Aghahowa Nov 2018
roaming through city streets
swimming in lakes of luminous ink
drifting above speckles of homogeneous aliens
that paint in black and white
for they cannot see the colours of the rainbow
that i see every night
Jann Flach Nov 2018
open your eyes,
reality kicks in
salty tears running down my face and
I'm about to drown in this beautiful sea

swimming in the tears, i swear i could hear
a whisper in my ears
thats your voice, that keeps me up

i dont wanna drown,
i just wanna be alive
looking in your beautiful brown eyes
to feel your security in my bones

rescue me, im begging you
catch my hand and pull me out
out of this water, made from my own mistakes
pull me out, please, i don't wanna be here anymore
dear reader, its all about your mental strength so keep it in your beautiful mind and be careful.
eng jin Nov 2018
I swim,
under the twilight sky,
heart pounding & arms paddling,
struggling to breathe,
yet I push on,
to reach the other wall.

I hear,
muffled splashes
across the lanes as swimmers glide by,
though I could hardly see,
yet I could feel,
one of them fills the pool.

I wonder,
why I press on,
for health or for heart?
by now legs are aching and arms are heavy,
yet it is a joy,
to be in my hiding place.
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